Site Event/Activity record ESF24922 - Deposit, Cranfields Mill, Ipswich, (IAS 6405).

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Location Cranfields Mill, Ipswich.
Grid reference TM 1647 4406 (point)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Evaluation trenching at the site of the former Cranfields Mill on College Street, Ipswich revealed a cellar, part of a large and well constructed medieval stone building. It was largely rebuilt during the 16th century and demolished and the cellar infilled during the late 18th/early19th century. Documentary evidence has shown that this is the site of Bigod's Quay and belonged to the foremost ofIpswich's medieval noble families. The medieval and early post-medieval building evidence overlay earlier stratified deposits which produced Late Saxon Thetford-type ware and demonstrates that a rich sequence of archaeological deposits survives within this area.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Gill, David. 2004. Evaluation report. Cranfields Mill., Ipswich.
  • --- Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. 1974. Ipswich Archaeological Survey Card Index (digital version)..
  • --- Index: Suffolk Archaeology Unit. 1974. SAU index card and Archive.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Cranfields Mill, Ipswich, (IAS 6405). (Monument)

Record last edited

Oct 24 2016 10:15AM

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